#ASP19 Side Events

#NGOVoices speak up

From 8 to 11 December 2020, CICC Members and other civil society organizations will organize a number of virtual side events on the margins of the 19th session of the Assembly of States Parties, taking place in The Hague and New York from 14-23 December 2020. 

Side events represent a unique opportunity to raise #NGOVoices around specific topics of mutual concern, including situations under investigation or preliminary examination, ICC and ASP Election processes, judicial and political developments related to the ICC and the ASP, and other issues related to the ICC and the Rome Statute system.

8 December 2020

14:00-16:00 (Hague) / 8:00-10:00 (NY)

  • The Shared Responsibility of Criminal Accountability
    International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) & Australia, France, Germany, and The Netherlands
    View the event (Meeting ID: 891 4701 0474 / Passcode: 112244)


  • Addressing sexual harassment in international organizations - Best practices from Human Rights Organizations for the ICC Elections
    Open Society Justice Initietive (OSJI) , Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice (WIGJ) & Austria, The Netherlands
    View the event       (Meeting ID: 917 7124 5396      Passcode: 189815)


17:00-19:00 (Hague) / 11:00-13:00 (NY)

  • International Expert Review of the ICC: Civil society perspectives on next steps
    Human Rights Watch (HRW), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), & Liechtenstein, Spain, Switzerland, and Sierra Leone
    watch the recording of the event


  • Transition politique et lutte à l'impunité au Mali (Political Transition and Cambating Impunity in Mali)
    Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Belgium
    watch the recording of the event
Check out the daily scheduleRead less

9 December 2020

14:00-16:00 (The Hague) / 8:00-10:00 (NY)

  • Parámetros para el análisis de exámenes preliminares: el caso de Colombia 
    Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo, Comisión Colombiana de Juristas, Colombia Diversa, Corporación Humanas, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), and Sisma Mujer. 
    View the event


18:00-20:00 (The Hague) / 12:00-14:00 (NY)

  • Crimes Against Humanity and Complementarity in Latin America 
    Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de Derechos Humanos, Comisión Colombiana de Juristas, Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo , Reporters Without Borders
    watch the recording of the event 



Check out the daily scheduleRead less

10 December 2020

12:00-14:00 (The Hague) / 6:00-8:00 (NY)

  • Quel avenir pour la justice pénale internationale au regard de l'expérience de l'Afrique
    Coalitions de l'Afrique Francophone pour la CPI, World Federalist Movement / Institute for Global Policy (WFM/IGP)
    watch the recording of the event (Meeting ID: 732 501 2551    Passcode: CA1012)
  • The destruction of ecosystems and its impacts on indigenous communities: A role for the ICC?
    Institute for Environmental Security IES), Global Witness, Foundation Earth, Greenpeace
    Register here


14:00-16:00 (The Hague) / 8:00-10:00 (NY) 

  • National Reparations Policies for Survivors of Sexual and Gender-based Violence: Views from Colombia and Mali (Eng / Fra / Es)
    World Federalist Movement/Institute for Global Policy, MUSONET, Humanas & Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
    Register for the event
    View the event


17:00-19:00 (The Hague) / 11:00-13:00 (NY) 

  • Honoring the memory of former TFV Chair Dr Felipe Michelini on Human Rights Day
    Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), Dominican Republic, Uruguay & the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV)
    Register here

Check out the daily scheduleRead less

11 December 2020

12:00-14:00 (The Hague) / 6:00-8:00 (NY)


  • Ecocide as an international crime: key considerations
    Stop Ecocide Foundation, Institute for Environmental Security & Vanuatu
    View the event


14:00-16:00 (The Hague) / 8:00-10:00 (New York)

  • Paths to Justice and Accountability for Venezuela. Ongoing Initiatives by the International Community
    Defiende Venezuela, Un Mundo Sin Mordaza
    View the event


  • The Key to Unblocking Security Council Referrals: Vetoes & Atrocity Crimes
    Jennifer Trahan (New York University), the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) % Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Sierra Leone


17:00-19:00 (The Hague) / 11:00-13:00 (New York)

  • Justice and Accountability for Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes Against the RohingyaNo Peace Without Justice, Amnesty International, the Association against Impunity, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Fortify Rights, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Global Justice Center, Human Rights Watch, Parliamentarians for Global Action and the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice (WIGJ) & the Embassy of Bangladesh to the Netherlandwatch the recording of the event


  • National nomination procedures: Why do they matter for judicial elections?
    Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), Switzerland
    View the event
Check out the daily scheduleRead less

Other ASP-Related Events

Check out other events happening on the margins of the 19th Session of the ASP

  • Ending Violence Against Women and Girls under the Rome Statute system
    Dominican Republic, Finland & Trust Fund for Victims (TFV)
    Tuesday 8 December, 15-16.30 (The Hague) / 9-10.30 (NY)
    Register here 

  • Accountability for Gender Persecution as a Crime Against Humanity
    Argentina, Finland & Justice Rapid Response (JRR)
    Tuesday 8 December, 17-19 (The Hague) / 11-13 (NY)
    Register here  (Meeting ID:954 6978 9432  -  Pw:150933)

  • Human Rights Documentation by Civil Society: A Pathway Toward Accountability
    Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG)
    Thursday 10 December, 14-14.45 (The Hague) / 8-8.45 (NY)
    Register here

  • State Control of Internet Access, Freedom of the Press, and Atrocity Situations
    Government of Honduras, International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Southern California (Gould School of Law) and Access Now
    Thursday 10 December, 17 (The Hague) / 11 (NY)
    RSVP here

  • Book Launch: Intersections of Law and Culture at the International Criminal Court
    Australia, The Netherlands, Montaigne Centre, Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), SIM, UGlobe (Utrecht University)
    Thursday 10 December 18-19 (The Hague) / 12-13 (NY)
    View the event (Meetind ID: 930 2921 7347  -  Pw: 131648) 

  • Launch of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor’s report on Preliminary Examination Activities 2020
    ICC Office of the Prosecutor (OTP)
    Tuesday 15 December, 13:15-14:45 (The Hague) / 07:15-08:45 (NY)
    View the event

Check out the eventsRead less

Related content